Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways’ new Pullman observation carriage – called Gwyrfai – will be displayed at this year’s Caravan & Motorhome Show in Manchester later this week.
The carriage was built entirely by craftsmen working at the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways’ engineering and carriage works at Boston Lodge in North Wales, and is reminiscent of the Orient Express.
The carriage was named Gwyrfai in October last year after the river which flows alongside the track of the Welsh Highland Railway. Gwyrfair entered service last year.
The carriage is currently being transported from Snowdonia to Event City in Manchester, before visitors to the Caravan and Motorhome Show will be able to climb aboard and experience the carriage’s interior and craftsmanship.
Gwyrfai is visiting the show to promote the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways and highlights its route through the mountains of Snowdonia to promote local caravan, camping and motorhome sites in the area.
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